American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An inclined trough in which crushed ore is washed with running water to flush away impurities.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See boodle.
- In mining, to wash (ore); separate (the metalliferous ores) from earthy matters by means of an inclined hutch called a buddle, over which water flows.
- n. In mining, a contrivance for dressing ore, or separating the metalliferous portion from the earthy gangue. The term was originally used in Cornwall, where the hand-buddle is a long box slightly inclined, on the bottom of which the ore is separated by the aid of a current of water. There are several much more complicated forms of the buddle, some of which are stationary and others revolving.
- n. Same as boodle.
- To suffocate; drown.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mining) An apparatus, especially an inclined trough or vat, in which stamped ore is concentrated by subjecting it to the action of running water so as to wash out the lighter and less valuable portions.
- v. (Mining) To wash ore in a buddle.
- Probably from Low German buddeln, to agitate. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When about eight years old he was put to manual labour, earning three-halfpence a day as a buddle-boy at a tin mine.”
“Further inland is Budleigh Salterton, so named after its buddle, or stream, which running through the village makes its way slowly down to the sea.”
“Your buddle-brain will burst under the HUGE load of whatever to stumble upon.”
“Harlow is too cute and a bet your new buddle of joy will be just as cute as Harlow.”
“There is a long the history with temple of the tooth Relic The princess Hemamala the prince Dhantha brought the Tooth relic of the buddle to Sri Lanka.”
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